Registration is now open for Datafest:ArtQuest, a hackathon combining the public’s art with the public’s right to know. The event is free, but registration is required. A full schedule of events, as well as the registration form, is available here.
On Saturday, June 12, DataFest:ArtQuest first takes place at the Albuquerque Convention Center with opening remarks, goals and two workshops. Then the action shifts all across the City of Albuquerque as participants will be asked to capture information about the City’s public art, including the location of individual sculptures, statues and murals and the GPS coordinates of each item. The participants will be asked to take a photo of the art as well. Participants will also be asked to capture the same information about Bernalillo County’s public art and the University of New Mexico’s public art. A tutorial and a collection point for the data will be announced. This segment begins on Saturday and will continue through the second weekend.
The subsequent Saturday, June 19, DataFest:ArtQuest, participants will be asked to gather again at the Albuquerque Convention Center and use the data collected and submitted to create innovations with the end-user in mind. Prizes will be awarded for the best creation. Workshops on data and coding will be offered. Refreshments will also be provided.